Because many residents in the Central Market/Tenderloin neighborhood have limited access to kitchen facilities, easily storing, preparing, or cooking fresh produce or meat is a daily struggle. The limited access to a kitchen often reduces eating options to fast food outlets or processed food from a corner store. This has a real impact on the livelihood of Central Market residents, including an average life expectancy of 20 years lower than that of other San Francisco neighborhoods, the highest rate of preventable emergency room visits in San Francisco, highest hospitalization rate due to congestive heart failure, five times the citywide average for hospitalization due to uncontrolled diabetes, and the second-highest ratio of fast food/convenience stores per produce outlet.
Join us for a lively panel that aims to solve a longtime food justice issue facing residents in the Central Market neighborhood as sf.citi and Zendesk challenge the local design and development community to find an innovative solution to Central Market community's fresh food dilemma. The panel discussion will be moderated by Tomio Geron of Forbes. Speakers include Neighborland CEO Dan Parham, Jonathan Axtell, Associate Producer at Social Capital Markets, Karen Nemsick, Executive Director for Rebuilding Together San Francisco, Matthias Mormino, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Jane Kim, and Phil Clark, Director of Education and Employment at the Episcopal Community Services.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, July 18th
Location: Zendesk, 989 Market Street, SF CA